Finding a percentageThis lesson presents finding a percentage by expressing the rate as a decimal and multiplying it by the base. Thus, we have three important terms to define when finding a percentage Rate: The rate is the percent Percentage: The result obtained when a number is multiplied by a percent Base: The base is the amount you are taking a percent of For instance,look at the following percent sentence: 40 % of 60 is 24 40% is the rate 60 is the base 21 is the percentage Example: Find 25 % of 100 25% = 0.25 Using a calculator, 0.25 times 100 = 25 Example: What number is 75% of 200? 75% = 0.75 Using a calculator, 0.75 times 200 = 150 Example: x is 20% of 80.What is x? 20% = 0.20 Using a calculator, 0.20 times 80 = 16 Still struggling with fractions? Get rid of your fears and frustrations once and for all!
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Formula for percentage
Meaning of percent
Percent to decimal
Decimal to percent
Percent of increase
Percent of decrease
Finding a percentage
Calculate sales tax
Mortgage loans
Price discount
 Simple interest
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